John G Winant Lecturer in American Government and Politics
Rothermere American Institute, 1a South Parks Road, Oxford
Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
This is a one-year appointment for teaching and researching the government and politics of the United States since 1900. The appointee will be involved in teaching and supporting undergraduates and postgraduates across a range of topics, and will be encouraged in their own research. We encourage applications from outstanding academics at an early stage of their career. The post is offered by the Rothermere American Institute in association with St Anne's College, who will offer benefits including membership of their Senior Common Room.
The postholder will be expected to provide two hours of undergraduate tutorial teaching per week for the College, and to deliver up to 36 hours of Faculty lectures or classes per year. The main focus of the Departmental Lecturer's Faculty teaching responsibilities will include tutorials and lectures for the American history outline paper from 1863 to the present day (essential) and from 1763 to 1898 (desirable); some class teaching for the MSt in US History; and, preferably, tutorial teaching for the Department of Politics and International Relations Paper 205 on American Government and Politics. They will also undertake dissertation supervision, examining and the normal duties of a college tutor, including admissions and outreach work.
We are looking for a candidate who will play an active role within the Rothermere American Institute including, for example, serving on termly committees dealing with fellowships, grants, and events.
The successful candidate should possess a doctorate in a relevant field (or be close to completion); they must have experience of undergraduate teaching and possess excellent interpersonal and organisational skills. They should also have a research and publication record appropriate to their career stage.
It is anticipated that the appointee will take up the post on 1 September 2020.
Candidates shortlisted for interview will be asked to submit a sample of written work in advance of the interviews, and will be requested to give a short presentation as part of the assessment process.
Applications must be made online. You will be asked to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your application. The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 3 July 2020. Interviews will be held remotely on 14 July 2020.
For more information and to apply, please go to the vacancy advert on the University job pages.